Wednesday 20th June 2012
After canceling our trip to the Lakes, due to all the rain forecast for when we would have been there, we decided to make the most of the good weather before the rain returned and headed out for a walk along the moors north of Back Tor. We picked a route that hasn't appeared in any books I've ever seen and as a consequence met very few people, and most of those were at Back Tor. If you enjoy solitude and wide expansive views this is certainly a route worth exploring.
Start: Strines Bridge (SK 2212 9091)
Route: Strines Bridge - Foulstone Road - Back Tor (TP) - Cartledge Stones Ridge - Dukes Road (Path)
- Cowell Flat - Agden Side - Wilkin Hill - Dale Dike Reservoir - Strines Bridge
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 511 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 35 minutes
Terrain: Good paths.
Weather: Sunny and warm with clouds building by the end of the walk.
Pub visited: Strines Inn Ale Drunk: Jennings Cockerhoop
Heading along the Foulstone Road and Back Tor, the highest point of the walk, comes into view.
Looking back as we climb higher and the view extends across towards Bradfield.
Looking round and Stanage Edge is also in sight.
As we near Derwent Edge the Cakes of Bread come into view.
Derwent Edge. It was at this point that we saw most of the people we met today.
Looking across Win Hill and into the Vale of Edale.
The Kinder Plateau is looking very green.
Back Tor's trig. All the time we were approaching
it and near to it
Looking across to Howden Edge from just below Back Tor's summit.
Heading along Cartledge Stones Ridge and looking back to Back Tor.
Lunch was spent at Cartledge Bents admiring the view across to the top of Featherbed Moss .......
...... whilst also being able to contemplate our route to Flint Hill.
Setting off again and Lost Lad comes into view.
Following the Dukes Road Path with Kirk Edge ahead.
Approaching the Hurkling Stones.
At the end of Dukes Road Path there is a
bench where you can
Or of course you could look across towards
Emlin Ridge. However watch out for
Following the path across Cowell Flat and Agden Side means you keep the views across the moors.
Agden Dike offers a sudden change of scenery.
Walking through Agden Wood was a colourful
affair, made all
As we approached Dale Dike Reservoir we
came across this memorial to
This stone marks the line of the wall that
collapsed. It has the
Standing (only just illegally) on the
current reservoir wall and
Following a delightful path next to the
reservoir we saw two family of ducks setting
As we reach Strines Reservoir and the final climb up to the road we get our best view of Boot's Folly.
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